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Annual Conference


THE YEAR IN REVIEW: ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (Part 1)
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer
Protection Act, H.R. 4173, 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Submitted by Cliff Palefsky
 
Guideline Memorandum Concerning Unfair Labor Practice
Charges Involving Employee Waivers in the Context of
Employers. Mandatory Arbitration Policies
Submitted by Cliff Palefsky

CELA Legislative Committee . Year in Review
Submitted by Mariko Yoshihara
 
SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION AND BEYOND
Some Thoughts from a Practitioner
Submitted by Rob Hennig

Deposition Transcript of Christine Littleton
Submitted by Rob Hennig

Facial Discrimination: Darlene Jesperson.s Fight Against
the Barbie-fication of Bartenders
Submitted by Jennifer C. Pizer

HOW TO WRITE THE WINNING BRIEF

Persuasive Legal Writing Manual
Submitted by Daniel U. Smith

Persuasive Legal Writing: Ideas to Strengthen the Lawyers
Connection to the Judge
Submitted by Daniel U. Smith

A Civil Tone is a Winning Tone
Submitted by Daniel U. Smith
 
Write to Win
Submitted by Daniel U. Smith

ENSURING EQUAL ACCESS TO LEGAL SERVICES FOR
CLIENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Americans with Disabilities Act Checklist for Readily
Achievable Barrier Removal
Submitted by Shawna L. Parks
 
Ensuring Equal Access to Legal Services for
Clients with Disabilities
Submitted by Shawna L. Parks
 
People First Language
Submitted by Shawna L. Parks
 
Disability Resources
Submitted by Shawna L. Parks
 
WAGE THEFT & COLLECTION EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF
LOW-WAGE IMMIGRANT WORKERS

Immigration Status in Labor and Employment
Cases: A Quick Review
Submitted by Richard E. Donahoo
 
Judgment Enforcement Law, Asset Investigation and
Defendant Research in California
Submitted by Matthew Sirolly
 
LESSONS LEARNED

Lessons Learned

Things I Learnt from Losing a Trial

Lessons Learned from a Wage and Hour Trial


MIND OVER MATTER: MENTAL HEALTH DISABILITIES
AND THE LAW

Amici Curiae Brief: Wills v. Superior Court of the State of California
for the County of Orange
Submitted by Claudia Center

A Potpourri of Points and Problems
Submitted by Marilynn Mika Spencer

INADEQUATE REMEDIES AT LAW

Intersections of Employment Law and Bankruptcy
Submitted by Erin P. Moriarty

Recent CELA Members Cases Demonstrating Recent
Trends in Jury Damages Awards
Submitted by Jason Oliver
 
Creative Pleading is the Key to Preserving Adequate Remedies
Submitted by William J. Smith and Shelley G. Bryant
 
THE YEAR IN REVIEW: ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (Part 2)

Annual Employment Law Update
Submitted by Andrew Friedman

WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
An Overview of California Whistleblower Statutes
Submitted by Dale Brodsky

Runyon v. CSU, 48 Cal. 4th 760 (2010): Excerpt from CELA.s
Amicus Brief before the California Supreme Court re
Judicial Exhaustion
Submitted by Marc Coleman

Public Sector Exhaustion Issues
Submitted by David J. Duchrow

Murray v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. Decision re Exhaustion
Submitted by David J. Duchrow

REFINING YOUR WAGE AND HOUR PRACTICE
Special Jury Instructions re Exemptions
Submitted by Cathe Caraway-Howard
 
Defendant.s Special Jury Instructions re Overtime
Submitted by Cathe Caraway-Howard

Class Action Jury Instructions
Submitted by Cathe Caraway-Howard

Special Verdict Form
Submitted by Kevin Kish and Steven G. Pearl

Special Verdict Form
Submitted by Cathe Caraway-Howard
 
Defendant’s Special Verdict Form
Submitted by Cathe Caraway-Howard
 
Recent Developments in and Around Wage & Hour Law
Submitted by H. Scott Leviant

GRILLING THE BIG CHEESE
Fact Pattern
Submitted by Alexandra Steinberg, Sana Swe and Jeff Winikow

Deposition Outline: Human Resources Person .
Failure to Accommodate/Transfer
Submitted by Jean Hyams

WHEN DEFENDANTS STRIKE BACK

Review of SLAPP Cases Rulings in Employment Cases: 2000-2010
Submitted by Mary-Alice Coleman
 
Self Help Discovery
Submitted by Lee Feldman
 
Recording Conversations or Phone Calls Without Consent
Submitted by Lee Feldman
 
When Defendants Strike Back
Submitted by Mark Goldowitz
 
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
Program Outline
Submitted by Theodore Boxer and Theodore Cohen

Excerpt from James Publishing’s Litigating Employment
Discrimination Cases: Bankruptcy Litigation in Employment
Cases, Chapter 11
Submitted by Theodore Cohen

Motion for Relief from Stay
Submitted by Theodore Cohen
 
Settlement and Security Agreement
Submitted by Theodore Cohen
 
Stipulation for Entry of Judgment Against Defendants
Submitted by Theodore Cohen
 
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION AND WORKERS. COMPENSATION

Program Outline
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden

Coordinating Workers. Compensation and Employment Cases
Submitted by Darci E. Burrell
 
Know Your Right to Reasonable Accommodations
Submitted by Darci E. Burrell
 
First Look Stipulation
Submitted by Darci E. Burrell
 
Privacy Rights Letter
Submitted by Darci E. Burrell
 
Sample Letter to Request Reasonable Accommodations
Including Transfer to Vacant Position
Submitted by Darci E. Burrell
 
Representing Injured Workers in FEHA Claims: Intersection Between
Workers. Compensation and Reasonable Accommodations
Submitted by David M. deRubertis

Disability Discrimination and Workers. Compensation Article
Submitted by David H. Greenberg

Plaintiff.s Opposition to Defendant.s Motion for Summary
Judgment/Summary Adjudication
Submitted by David H. Greenberg
 
Special Interrogatories
Submitted by David H. Greenberg
 
The Workers. Compensation Attorney Perspective
Submitted by Barry Harris Hinden

The Law Offices of Traci M. Hinden Brochure
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden

Employment Intake Discriminatory Incidents
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden

Employment Intake Questionnaire
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden
 
Sample E-Mail Response re Completion of Intake Forms
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden
 
Sample Mediation Brief
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden
 
Sample Request for Production
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden
 
Sample Residual Functional Capacity (FCA)/Work Assessment Report
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden
 
Sample Reasonable Accommodation Report
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden
 
Job Search Log
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden
 
How to Use Facebook Privacy Settings
Submitted by Traci M. Hinden

CELA MEMBER VICTORIES

Case Summary
Yusuf v. Tjia
Submitted by Kevin Kish
Plaintiffs. Motion for Attorneys. Fees
Submitted by Kevin Kish

Minute Order re Motion of Defendants for Partial Judgment
Notwithstanding the Verdict and Plaintiff.s Motion for Attorneys Fees
Submitted by Kevin Kish
 
Signed Order Awarding Plaintiff.s Attorneys. Fees
Submitted by Kevin Kish
 
Case Summary
DiLeva v. Los Angeles Community College District
Submitted by Olivia Sanders
Joint Verdict Forms
Submitted by Olivia Sanders
 
Case Summary
Confidential Case Summary
Submitted by Richard Stavin
 
Plaintiff.s Opposition to Defendant.s Motion to
Vacate or Modify Arbitration Award
Submitted by Richard Stavin

Case Summary
Martinez v. Combs (2010)
49 Cal. 4th 35; 231 P.3d 259; 109 Cal.Rptr. 3d 514
Submitted by Mark Talamantes

Plaintiffs. Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs. Complaint
Submitted by Mark Talamantes
 
Order on Motion to Dismiss
Submitted by Mark Talamantes
 
Case Summary
Weyhe v. Citrus Heights Wal-Mart Press Release
Submitted by Mark Velez
 
Plaintiff.s Trial Brief
Submitted by Mark Velez
 
Motion for Award of Attorney Fees
Submitted by Mark Velez
 

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